Long Live RFR
Everyone knows I constantly lament the passing of my youth by becoming increasingly more obsessed with teen shows and movies.
The usual culprit features a teenaged female protagonist who is going through some kind of major transition in her life.
There were the ones I actually liked when I was a teen (see: John Hughes), and then there were the ones I liked even after I was all grown up (at least in numbers)…
Round 2 started in ’94 with My So-Called Life, when I could still relate to “Angela” (now I relate much more to “Patty”).
Then there was “Jody” in Center Stage in 2000.
In 2003, Radio Free Roscoe arrived, and despite a few cloying gimmicks, it had real spunk and heart … sort of what the show Popular had strived for but failed to be.
And, of course, there’s “Lily,” RFR’s cool radio chick and resident songwriter.
I guess each of these characters represents some part of me that I never was––they’re the type of girls I wanted to be but never could muster the courage to become, so now my near-middle-age self lamely watches teen reruns after my own daughter goes to bed. My husband will begrudgingly sit through an episode or two if I reciprocate by watching the new season of The Deadliest Catch …
All of this is just to say that, if you haven’t heard Reverie Sound Revue’s “One Marathon” (the pillar that holds RFR upright), springtime is the best time to discover its delicious sparkle.
I break it out every year at this time, and it never disappoints.
Enjoy! (click on play button in grey box above.)